Amongst Other Things…

Well, well, well. Today is Wednesday and one of my favorite days too! I get to show you what I have been making as well as what is going to be in store. So to recap, I have been working on this teddy bear and things have been going great until Monday night. When I first started the project, I knew that there might not be enough yarn to finish…but a girl can hope, right? Just as I expected, the yarn was getting scarce as I started on the foot.

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UH OH!

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WiP Wednesday – Socks and Other Adventures

It’s finally finished! Well, one foot anyway. Here it is…

Sock #1

Sock #1

I finished it two nights ago and immediately started the 2nd one. This pattern has been difficult for me because it is written for circulars and not DPN. Up to the heel flap is easy (duh…it’s just a tube at this point :P) but knowing how many stitches for the flap itself and figuring out the gusset was a bit tedious. I took some notes. I just hope that I can understand them!

At it once again

At it once again

Last night I decided that I was going to start crocheting items from my never ending bucket list. There is nothing that the kids and I need at the moment but I still want to crochet something. Today I am going to go through all my patterns and pick out the ones that I want to do this month and see how it goes. I will be posting progress and final photos up on my Facebook page so come by and take a gander over the next couple of weeks.

That is all for today. I know, pretty short, but I haven’t been doing too much here lately. So, until tomorrow my lovelies!

God Bless!

 

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You Know What Today Is! WiP Wednesday! Yay!

Well, well, well. This is probably one of my most favorite day of the week. I get to show you what I have been working on. This time I am working on 4 different projects – 2 knit and 2 crochet.

The first one is a hat that I am knitting. I had recently bought a pair of circulars for a project and to get used to knitting in the round, I decided to make a simple hat. Easy enough, right? Heh, heh.  I took it one step further and see what would happen if I flipped my knitting over and continued to knit. This is what I came up with:

'Lazy Knitted Cap'. Using Berroco Comfort in color 9713

‘Lazy Knitted Cap’. Using Berroco Comfort in color 9713

I call it ‘lazy knitting’ only because I don’t have to purl at all…just flip the work over. I love the results because it makes the hat sort of reversible to which look you prefer. I think my next issue is how to bind it off in a way that I can cinch it shut. I haven’t gotten that far as yet nor have I decided if I just want to make it a slouch or decrease to make it a fitted cap. I might just continue with the ‘lazy’ route and continue to knit until there is just enough to bind off and close. I am having fun and that is what is important, right?!

This next one I am making for my children – place mats and coasters. They are some very messy eaters no matter how I try to teach them the proper way to use utensils. They do to a certain extent but always resort to what the good Lord made for them, their fingers! So, you can imagine the mess they can make especially eating their favorite dish…spaghetti and meatballs! Aye-yai-yai-yai-yai! (My favorite phrase from The God’s Must Be Crazy! – hilarious!) I figure if they can keep the mess contained to the mats, I don’t have to keep treating the table  every other day. I’m also contemplating making a table cloth as well but who needs another project? Ha, ha!

Place Mat Set - Using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn in

Place Mat Set – Using Bernat Handicrafter Cotton yarn in Blue Snow Cone and an H-hook

I am also knitting a new scarf for my son. When we went into Walmart last Friday, I had to scope out some yarn for one of the kids at church and for my son to choose which color green he wanted. And he picked this bright green that I can only knit at night in low light. All I can say is that he will not be hard to see when it gets dark!

Garter stitch scarf - Using Red Heart SS in Glowworm and size 8 needles

Garter stitch scarf – Using Red Heart SS in Glowworm and size 8 needles

This last one is another doily that I am making. I found the pattern and decided that I wanted something bigger so I am using a larger hook than recommended. I’m thinking that when I move, this will go on the dining table as the base for a centerpiece. Time will tell.

Lacy Doily. Using Bernat Handicrafter size 5 crochet thread in Misty Grey and B-Hook.

Lacy Doily. Using Bernat Handicrafter size 5 crochet thread in Misty Grey and B-Hook.

This is all that are on my hooks and needles. What is on yours?

God Bless!

 

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Over Half Way There! Yay!

It has been a very taxing week for me and the kids. My daughter became sick early Saturday morning and it has been a chore! She caught the same thing that I had a couple of weeks ago but for her, as small as she is, it seemed worse. When I was sick, she kept kissing me (she is no way shape or form stingy with her kisses either!) and wanting to snuggle in hopes that it would make me feel better. I protested, I felt bad about it, but I guess I didn’t do it enough because she still got sick. It was so bad that I had to take her to the hospital on Sunday. Now she is doing better but she still has a cough. Going to see the doc tomorrow morning for a follow up. I thank God that so far, I haven’t had to pay for anything in regards to this….Lord knows I wouldn’t have been able to pay it.

I did get some knitting done and doubled the size of my daughters’ scarf. I think that it is coming along nicely.

Before

Before

After

After

I only have a short way to go before I am done. I really want to get started on some house slippers that I found on Ravelry. I found three free patters that I want to make but can only make two of them since I don’t have DPNs or circular needles.

I found the Bulky Yarn Booty,

Bulky Yarn Booties courtesy of Annalynn36 on Flickr

Bulky Yarn Booty – photo courtesy of Annalynn36 on Flickr

Two Needle Slippers

Two Needle Slippers - photo courtesy of TheIrishEwe on Flickr

Two Needle Slippers – photo courtesy of TheIrishEwe on Flickr

(which are both worked flat),and Elf Shoes

Elf Shoes - photo courtesy of Jujune on Flickr

Elf Shoes – photo courtesy of Jujune on Flickr

(which I will make once I get a set of DPNs. Aren’t they adorable?! There goes an idea for Christmas parties!!). I also have some fabric paint  to help stop the skidding on the wood flooring. They love to run around and when they are in socks they usually fall and bust their behinds. Heh heh!

I also found something, well…I didn’t find it but Sandy of Sanderellas did, I came across it that would help other crocheters and knitters out there who have trouble organizing their projects, stash and notions. Even though my stash is miniscule compared to others, I still don’t know what I have in my stash. I think these journal pages created by Kathryn Ivy will help tremendously. Each page comes with an explanation as to their use. So you can download all or just the ones that you need. I’ve saved them all since I am prone to ideas all the time, even though I have no idea where to start with a lot of them! I am going to start mine today, at least get my stash documented that way I don’t have to guess as to what I have or what I don’t have.

Well I hope all is well with you all and you are enjoying your day. I am going to take a mini break and get on to inventory.

God Bless!

 

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